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Day 10 Kitakyushu

                                                                                                                          11 days Kyushu tour

 

Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu with a population of 940,000. The city is the
Industrial Innovation city greatly contributed to Japan’s Industrial modernization. Now the city
offers a lot of sightseeing spots such as scenic beauty places, UNESCO World Heritage site,
industrial heritages placed introduce cultures of people living there, and various historic sites.  

 


 

Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Beppu

Transfer to Kitakyushu

Visit Kukura Castle

Lunch Local cuisines

Exploring Moji

Mjiko Retro → Konamon Pedstrian tunnel

Higashida district   UNESCO World Heritage

Mount Sarakura 

Stay at  Kitakyushu, Western style Hotel,including breakfast

Dinner at Kokura

 

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Kawachi Wisteria Garden

Kokura Castle Garden

Konamon Pedstrian tunnel  

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

 


 

Where to explore
 

Kitakyushu’s landmark Kokura Castle. Fukuoka–prefecture only in Japan is selected by

CNN Travel as one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019.  And the Photo of Kokura Castle is

used for introducing Fukuoka-prefecture. The Castle located within a walking distance of

JR Kokura Station.

 

 

 

Lunch, local cuisines at Kokura

 


 

Mojiko Retro

Dr. Albert Einstein awarded Nobel Prize in Physic visited Moji in 1922, and he acclaimed that

everything could see were Arts. The exotic district of Mojiko Retro is visited by more than 2 

million tourists a year. Moji-ko Port flourished following its 889 designation as a Special National

Port for exporting coal and other products

 

Mitsui Club

It was built by the Mitsui Co., Ltd in 1921 as a reception centre and to provide accommodation for

VIP’s.   Albert Einstein (1879-1955), one of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists, stayed

here during his visit to Japan with his wife in 1922.

 


 

Kaikyo Plaza

The shopping area in the Mojiko Retro district located by the sea. “Full of a romance market which

stir up forgetting contentment” is the direct translation of the concept Kaikyo Plaza is based on. 

The area has a very romantic ambience and evokes feeling of nostalgia and contentment that will 

never be forgotten. 

 


 

Mojiko Station

It is the only Station building that is designated as an Important National Cultural Property 

together with Tokyo Station. Mojiko Station is a beautiful station built in the Renaissance 

style and modeled on the Termini Station in Italy

 


 

Mojiko Retro Observatory

Situated on the 31st floor of the high-rise apartment building “Retro Hi-Mart”.  The 103 metre-high

observatory offers magnificent views of the Mojiko Retro district, the Kanmon-kyo Bridge over the 

Kanmon Strait, as well as the Shimonoseki area.

 


Higashida

Japan’s modern steel industry was started as Yawata steel Works at Higashida district in 1901.

Since then, the Works greatly contributed to Japan’s industrial modernization. The three sites in

Higashida have been registered on UNESCO World Heritage  as Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial

Revolution.

 

Higashida No.1 Blast Furnace

Only the Blast  Furnace in the world which preserved as it was. The birth place where Japan’s

steel industry began in 1901. It contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese steel 

industry and was used until 1972, and has been preserved just as it was.

 


 

First Head Office of the Steel Works  / UNESCO World Heritage

Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural fusion of Japanese and European

design, a two story red brick building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome set in a Japanese

 tile roof.

 


 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating the

beautiful Night view which you have never seen before. he night view from the mount Sarakura

is chosen the three major Night View in Japan. The area of Night view is the largest in the World ;

about 40km east to west and 10km south to north and also the number of lighting to create the

night view is the largest in the World

 

The most dynamic night view in the World

 

 

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Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura and famous for its

spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers. The garden is opened to the public

seasonally during the wisteria season which usually peaks around late April to middle of May.

 


 

Kokura Castle Garden

Kokua Castle Garden made at the former site of lord’s guest house, located next to Kokura Castle.

This garden consists of a Japanese garden and a lord’s house, a building of the style of Japanese

domestic architecture. In this garden, not only can you see Japanese traditional architecture,

but also enjoy the Tea Ceremony at the Experience Zone.

 


 

Konamon Pedestrian tunnel

Only the place in the world !   You can cross the strait on foot.  The Kanmon Strait, separating

Honshu and Kyushu, is a very beautiful and busy waterway with as many as 700 small and 

large ships a day passing through it. the Kanmon Pedestrian Tunnel, which enables people to 

cross on foot.

 

 


 

Manga Museum and Aru Aru City 

Manga Museum is located next to JR Kokura station. The museum is located on the 6th floor

of Aru Aru City, a multi-floored shopping mall devoted to products and services for anime, manga,

idol culture, and cosplay fans, a kind of Harajuku in miniature.

 

 


 

Hiraodai Karst Plateau & Caves 

One of the three largest karst plateau in Japan. It is located in southeastern part of Kitakyushu-city

At altitudes between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and stretching 6 km from north to south

and 2 km from east to west.  

 


 

Dinner at Kokura

 

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants where

local cuisines can be enjoyed.

 


 

Tanga Yatai

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga MarketHere you can

try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen.

 


 

Sushi restaurant


 

 


 

 - 11 days Kyushu tour